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imageACSO Requests $255M in New Funding; COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Without Plans in Place
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by IWOC Oakland
Just over a week into the “shelter in place” directive that is now statewide, COVID-19 has reached Santa Rita Jail. The County confirmed on March 26 that a nurse working in one of the jail’s housing units has tested positive for the virus. In response, that pod as well as one other in Santa Rita were placed under quarantine on Friday, March 27. The second pod was quarantined allegedly in response to a case of pneumonia or other similar medical condition. All transportation of detainees betwee...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:18PM
imageNavajo Nation reports two deaths and 92 cases of coronavirus
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by Brenda Norrell
Navajo coronavirus cases increased to 92 cases, with two confirmed deaths. There were 21 new cases of the virus in the past 24 hours for Dine' living in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah....
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:49AM
imageAs COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Jail, Decarceration Becomes More Urgent
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by Ella Baker Center
Oakland, CA — According to Alameda County jail officials, a nurse in Santa Rita Jail has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first positive test in the jail. The positive case follows at least one confirmed exposure and several possible exposures at the jail by an arrestee and sheriff deputy. For the last two weeks, advocates with the Audit Ahern Coalition and healthcare labor unions have been calling for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), Alameda County District Attorney’...
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:23PM
documentAlameda County Public Defender Wins COVID-19 Release of More Than 300 Inmates
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by ACPD
OAKLAND, Thursday, March 19 – Lawyers with the Public Defender’s Office in collaboration with the Sheriff, prosecutors and courts have secured the release of more than 300 people because of the threat of COVID-19 in Santa Rita County Jail....
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:16PM
calendarOnline Event: Powerful Lessons from the Extraordinary Women of Rwanda (United Nations)
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by United Nations Association
Online event via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/3613960435...
Event Date: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:00PM
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:01PM
textAlameda County Sheriff's Office Makes Surprise $85 Million Request for Santa Rita Jail by APTP
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will vote today to allocate an additional $85 million toward staff for Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:19PM
imageFive Demands for Emergency COVID-19 Survival
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by Dave Id
With the Bay Area and now all of California on coronavirus lockdown, millions going without paychecks and health insurance, prisoners and unsheltered folks at great risk of contracting the virus, wheatpaste posters have gone up in Oakland making five reasonable demands to increase our collective chance at survival....
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:30PM
imageRamsey Orta denied basic safety measures in Solitary Confinement as COVID-19 virus spreads
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by WeCopwatch
Ramsey Orta and other inmates in the New York State Prison system are extremely vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. If Governor Cuomo does not act now, it will be blood on his hands....
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38PM
documentACLU Demands the Release from Prisons and Jails of Communities Vulnerable to COVID-19
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by ACLU-NC
ACLU Also Calls for Release of People Currently in Pretrial Detention Because of Cash Bail to Prevent a Public Health Crisis...
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:21PM
imageWe Stand with LA Families Occupying Vacant Homes to Self-Quarantine During COVID-19 Pandemic
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by Moms 4 Housing
Today, Reclaiming Our Homes, a group of housing insecure and homeless people and families in Los Angeles, CA, reclaimed six vacant homes owned by the state of California in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles. Moms for Housing issued the following statement in support of the families, who, like the Moms, are members of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment....
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:52PM
calendar2020 Negro Bar Stakeholder Meeting
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by Michael Harris
California State Parks Gold Rush District Office 7755 Folsom-Auburn Road Folsom, CA 95630...
Event Date: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:45PM
calendarSupport Councilmember Glover at Santa Cruz City Council Meeting
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by We Love You Drew
Council Chambers 809 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 9, 2020 6:15PM
imageStolen Legacy - Destruction of Negro Bar, California
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by Michael Harris
The sudden and untimely death of Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr., "African Founding Father of California" sparked the ongoing challenge at Negro Bar, California....
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2020 6:11AM
imagePetition: Accountability for the Incident Regarding a Black UCI Alumna at UC Irvine
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by Black Student Union at UC-Irvine
UCI Black Student Union and United Students Against Sweatshops Demand for Accountability Regarding the Incident on February 20, 2020...
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 1:11PM
textStudents Petition UC Irvine After Campus Police Arrest a Black Alumna by Sara Weissman, Diverse
Shikera Chamndany, a Black alumna in biomedical engineering at UC Irvine, went to campus to collect her transcripts on Feb. 20. She ended up spending the night in Orange County Women’s Jail....
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 1:00PM
calendarFree Film: Touch the Sky: Stories, Subversions, & Complexities of Ferguson
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by Slingshot collective
Long Haul infoshop - 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkekely - 2 blocks from Ashby BART - 510-540-0751...
Event Date: Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 11:38AM
imageA Statement by The People's Coalition Post-Firing of the Graduate Students
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by The People's Coalition
We believe it is time that this strike spreads even further, and that it is we undergraduates who spread it. Cola4all is an autonomous direct-action based movement of student-workers reimagining the UC System....
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 6:40PM
calendarAuthor and Educator Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz -- An Indigenous Peoples' History of the U.S. by UUSF Morning Forum
Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. 1187 Franklin St. @ Geary San Francisco...
Event Date: Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:30AM
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2020 9:50PM
imageResponse to Racist Backlash and Calls for Improved U.S.-China Cooperation
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by San Francisco Chinatown Rally Report
Many Asian-owned businesses in Chinatown are losing customers because racists associate the coronavirus with people of Asian descent. On February 29, seeking to dispel a fear of Chinese people, demonstrators gathered in Plymouth Square to hear speeches, then marched to Union Square. Bay Area Chinese language newspapers estimate that over 1,000 people attended the rally and march....
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2020 6:14AM
calendarCanceled: Writers With Drinks featuring Mikki Kendall
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by Charlie Jane Anders
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St....
Event Date: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2020 8:50PM